Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Rolf Lislevand – Kapsberger: Libro Quarto D’ Intavolatura Di Chitarone – Music. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger was a German-Italian virtuoso performer and composer of the early Baroque period. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered . Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone ( ): 12 toccatas, 16 preludes, 10 passacaglias, 5 chaconnes, and numerous other. Kapsberger: Libro Quarto D’intavoluntara Di Chitar by Kapsberger, Giovanni on CD. Order from your preferred classical music CD store – ArkivMusic.
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Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth. Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo.
Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p.
At least six collections were published during his lifetime, kapsberfer of which are currently lost. His father Colonel Wilhelm Guglielmo von Kapsperger was a military official of the Imperial House of Austria, and may have settled in Venicethe city which may have been Kapsberger’s birthplace.
Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby spontaneous changes, sharp quxrto, unusual rhythmic groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not conform to the rules of counterpoint that were in use at the time.
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Prominent among these critics is lutenist Rolf Lislevand: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Duke University Press, Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Retrieved from ” https: Also, a compositional treatise by Kapsberger, Il Kapsperger della musicawas announced in in the preface to Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarronebut is now lost. Regardless of how one regards his compositional prowess, Kapsberger was one of the principal composers of lute and theorbo music during the early Baroque era together with Alessandro Piccinini and greatly contributed towards advancing European plucked string instruments of the time.
He started publishing his music at around the same time, with quaeto than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.
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Kapsberger’s other music includes two collections of instrumental ensemble dances, rare for the period, and a wealth of vocal music, which was widely performed during his lifetime, but which is now critically less acclaimed.
Some contemporaries, such as Stefano Landimentioned that Kapsberger was not as meticulous a composer as he was as a performer. New York and London: This list only includes works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in manuscripts, as well as pieces of questionable attribution, are not included.
He cultivated connections with various powerful individuals and organizations; and himself organized “academies” in his house, which were counted among the “wonders of Rome”.
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Views Read Edit View history. Kapsberger oibro wrote stage music, almost all currently lost. Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: